Definition of alkalosis in English:

alkalosis

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] An excessively alkaline condition of the body fluids or tissues, which may cause weakness or cramp.

    • ‘Serious complications include systemic hypokalemic alkalosis, leading to cardiac arrhythmias, renal damage, and seizures.’
    • ‘When this occurs, it may result in a state of alkalosis which can cause conditions from weakness and fatigue to headaches and anxiety.’
    • ‘Hypochloremic, hypokalemic, or metabolic alkalosis might be present in patients who purge.’
    • ‘There may also be concomitant acidosis or alkalosis.’
    • ‘These data suggest that hypocapnic but not metabolic alkalosis impairs alveolar fluid reabsorption.’

Pronunciation:

alkalosis

/ˌalkəˈləʊsɪs/